Former Scotland international Pat Nevin has tipped Arsenal and Scots star Kieran Tierney for a record transfer.
The left-back has been brilliant for club and country this season and notched three assists from centre-back against Faroe Islands midweek. It’s lead former Scotland star Nevin to tip the Arsenal ace for the very top and to break the current world transfer-record for a defender, currently held by Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.
He said (BBC) “It didn’t surprise me Kieran had three assists even though he was playing as a centre-back. I don’t think there’s a better left-sided attacking defensive player in the world right now. No one springs to mind that I would pick ahead of him. He’s the best.
“When Andy Robertson was winning the Champions League with Liverpool, I still thought Tierney was the better player. There are only two players in Scottish football that I’ve ever urged Chelsea to sign. One was Virgil Van Dijk, the other was KT.
“What amazed me was it took English clubs so long to make a move for him, and that there wasn’t a major transfer bidding war for Tierney. I can only assume it’s because there is a bias against the Scottish game.
“KT could go anywhere with his career, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he became the world’s most expensive defender. If Manchester City could sign him tomorrow then they would.
“The players in that role currently for City — Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko — are nowhere near as good as he is. Kieran is a Pep Guardiola player. If he could sign Tierney and Erling Haaland, how good would City be then?”
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